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Central African Republic

Capital: Bangui , GDP growth (annual %) 2016: 4.5%
Key Facts

Full name: Central African Republic
Population: 4.5 million (UN, 2011)
Area: 622,984 sq km (240,535 sq miles)
Major languages: French, Sangho (lingua franca)
Major religions: Christianity, Islam, indigenous beliefs
Life expectancy: 48 years (men), 51 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc = 100 centimes
Main exports: Diamonds, timber, cotton, coffee, tobacco
GNI per capita: US $470 (World Bank, 2010)
Internet domain: .cf
International dialling code: +236

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    The country (Central African Republic) is situated in Central Africa, north of Democratic Republic of the Congo.
    It has borders with Congo (Kinshasa) for 1577km, Congo (Brazzaville) for 467km, Cameroon for 797km, Sudan for 1165km and Chad for 1197km.
    Land in Central African Republic is vast, flat to rolling, monotonous plateau, scattered hills in northeast and southwest.
    Central African land cover an area of 622984 km².


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    Bangui is the capital of and the major city in the Central African Republic. The majority of the people of the Central African Republic lives in the western parts of the country, near Bangui. Though surrounded by Ombella-M'Poko prefecture, it is an independent commune, thus administratively a part of no prefecture.